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John Armah CEO of Orios Group set to speak at the John Hopkins University

Ghana’s John Armah, Co-founder of Orios Group, has been invited to speak at the Mzuzah Convergence at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore. His topic will share insights into Ghana and Africa’s growing innovations and opportunities.

The convergence hosted at the John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health will explore Africa’s role in global sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship development.

Some of the Keynote Speakers are Gregory Simpkins; Senior Advisor, Africa Bureau, Office of Sustainable Development; USAID; Hon Ambassador Baffour Adjei Bawuah, Ghana’s Ambassador USA; Ruben Atekpe, Executive Chairman, Merchants Company of West Africa Ltd – MECOWA Group; Christina Chappell; USAID’s global Health Bureau.

Others scheduled to speak include Alexis Bonnell.Chief Innovation Officer; USAID; Kevin Frick, Professor and Vice Dean for Education at the Carey Business School, Amara Koneh at the World Bank, Fmr. Finance Minister of Liberia and Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, who won the prestigious 2017 African Innovation Award Special Price for Social Impact for developing The Nyan Test a diagnostic test capable of detecting seven 7 infections in an hour.

John Armah, is Chief Executive Officer of Orios Group, a leading venture capital firm that focuses on investments, business advisory, and training for early stage startups. Committed to identifying, training, and supporting scalable impact based African start-ups founded by innovative entrepreneurs. He has been a key advisor to a good number of leading startups in Ghana.

He has addressed the World Economic Forum on Public Private Partnerships, World Bank Forum on Jobs, invited to address the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Africa Innovate Forum, The Annual Africa for Results and Meeting of the African Community of Practice for Managing for Development Results in Harare, Zimbabwe, Commonwealth meeting on National Youth Policies by Ministers of Youth and Sports in the ASEAN region in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Panelist, Mastercard Foundation/Youth Save Financial Inclusion Forum, the African Union High Level Dialogue in South Africa, and in other key markets such as Kenya, Zambia, Tunisia, Rwanda.

He has been instrumental in the growth of Ghana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as a pioneer, playing a key role in the training and setting up of some of Ghana’s leading incubators, key role in the setting up of the Youth Enterprise Support Fund, now NEIP, has consulted for various companies across different sectors, including, finance, manufacturing, construction, agribusiness, creative arts among others. Some companies include, MMB Ventures, leading manufacturers of Aluminum cookware, Afiba Consulting, Ashesi/MasterCard Scholars Entrepreneurship Fund, Pitch to Start Fund, Hultz Prize, USAID/PICA Project, Ntoboa Fund, worked with some Award winning Artistes including Samini, Kofi Kinaata, EL, DJ Mensah, Hammer of the last two among others and secured funding for companies such as Nice to Meat, Healthlane Pharmacy, Indie Consortium among others.

He is regarded as a leading Business Strategist, the go to person for Business Strategy, currently the Board Chairman of Junior Achievement Ghana, Board Member, Kumasi Hive Ghana, member of the Youth Sector Engagement Group as an advisory group to the Learning Partner on the 25 million dollars Mastercard Foundation MASO and YIEDIE Projects, Ghana, Named as part of Forbes 30 Under 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa (2016), 20 under 40 Most Influential Business Leaders in Ghana by award-winning Business World Magazine (2015). Voted 12th Most Influential Young Ghanaian (2016). Ranked as the 27th Most Influential Ghanaian by ETV Ghana (2012),
Recipient of the Global Young CEO's Award for Entrepreneurship Development in Africa at the Young CEO's Business Summit (2015), Recipient of the National Union of Ghana Students Vice Chancellor Young Achievers Award for Entrepreneurship Development (2015), Named as part of JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Ghana (2015), Winner 2012 Ideas Award by Legacy and Legacy (2012), along with President of IMANI, Franklin Cudjoe, and Dr. Ayorkor Botchwey of Ashesi University. He is currently pursuing a Law Degree with the University of London.

His goal is to provide a blended value of Managerial, Legal Advice and funding to early stage startups.

WHAT: Mzuzah Africa: The African Public Health Network and JHU Source – The community Engagement and Service-Learning Center will host the Mzuzah Convergence2020 at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
WHEN: 1pm to 5pm, Thursday, February 20. through 8:30m- 3:30pm Friday, February 21,2020
WHERE: JHU, The Bloomberg School of Public Health,615N Wolfe St. Baltimore MD 21205.
About the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has a big vision: Protecting Health, saving Lives – Millions at a Time. Since its foundation in 1916, the Bloomberg School Has advanced research, education and practice to Create Solutions to public health problems around the world. For more information, visit

About Mzuzah Africa

Mzuzah explores models of building connections between sustainability, social and environmental impact, and economic empowerment. Mzuzah brings together experts and thought leaders to engage a diverse group of stakeholders, with a focus on millennials, in establishing sustainable leadership in Africa and other emerging markets .Doyin Oluntona,co-founder of Mzuzah,states , “By educating and engaging the next generation of leaders ,we expect to develop individuals whose mindset are hardwired to consider the implication of their actions on the wellbeing of their ecosystem , which includes their own personal economic wellbeing ; community and environmental well-being”, resulting in better informed decision makers and approaches to sustainable economic development and social impact issues on the continent . For more information , visit

About Africa Pubic Health Network
The African Public Health Network has been an active student group at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 1991, focused on fostering a forum for exchange of ideas, information and experiences, as well as training and research collaboration related to public health issues of special concern to Africa.

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